Breathwork practice to reclaim your life

Jennifer Hanzlick

Founder and owner of Clutter Trucker

My business partner David and Jennifer met on a plane a few years back. During the flight, they had the chance to speak about their lives and their jobs. Before the Airplane landed in Denver, David and Jennifer already clicked and decided to start working together. 

At the time Jennifer owned a successful Junk removal company in Denver, Colorado, and was an internationally recognized expert on Hoarding disorder with a Ted Talk under her belt.

But her company, Clutter Trucker, just hit a bump. The web agency  Jennifer hired to redesign their website made a mess and the result was that all the SEO ranking got lost together with most of the traffic to the website. 

For the business, this was a serious blow and resulted in tens of thousands of lost dollars a week. The company was bleeding not being able to cover the expenses and we needed to QUICKLY change the situation.

As you can imagine, at the beginning of our collaboration, Jennifer was under a lot of stress, she even burst into tears during one of the initial meetings. 

Fast forward a few months, we managed to stabilize the situation but Jennifer lost most of her enthusiasm about the business. The hard months she went through took a heavy toll.

This is when she decided to leave the management of the company to her daughter, who we are still collaborating with to this day, and start her own healing journey. 

A couple of years passed by with little news from Jennifer. Recently I learn she completely changed her life and is now teaching breathwork. I immediately ask her to join my interview series.

I enter the interview call a few minutes early and I wait for Jennifer to join. I think about the last time I spoke with Jennifer and a clear picture of her in tears and scared about the future comes to my mind.

You can imagine my shock when Jennifer joins the call. She is GLOWING, looks younger than last time we spoke, and has a gentle and joyful smile on her face.

Glowing is the only word I can find that gets closer to how she looks. She radiates positive energy and takes me a few seconds to reconcile this person in front of me with the old image I have in my mind.

Michele

Hi Jen, you look amazing and so much happier than I ever saw you. Please, tell me more about your transition. What happened with you and Clutter Trucker from the last time that we spoke?

Jennifer

Well, was a great journey, in 2020 I just hit the road. I didn’t have anything in mind, I was like, I’m out. I need a break from all of this. To begin with, I went to Sedona and tried Breathwork for the first time. I loved it and decided on the spot to do the Breathwork training. Didn’t have big plans on what to do with it after, but I knew how transformative it was for me and how many people could help.

After the training, I started to travel around and did all kinds of stuff.  I went to Guatemala to a ‘dark room’ retreat, it was so peaceful, powerful, but also the most intense seven days of meditation I ever had. Because of all the darkness around, you don’t feel judged and can bring up deeper feelings in a safer environment. I’m still integrating what was revealed, but the big realization I had is that everything is just a construct in the mind.

Michele

Was it a turning point for you?

Jennifer

It really was. I realized that we are creating our reality all the time. I should follow my intuition without any worry. All of that worry is just a construct. All the suffering, worrying, it’s all made up.  Soon as I came back, things started working for me and I found myself with too many clients already. The old Jennifer started to surface again, like in my old way of being with Clutter Trucker in the beginning, “we need more clients” “we need more money”.  Soon as I become aware of it, I pushed on the breaks and get back to my intuition. 

Things are so different now, everything is slower. I still want to travel, just set it up so that I can live how I want to live. This is what real Abundance is for me.

Michele

That’s an incredible journey. I’m curious, how was your first class?

Jennifer

It was amazing. I could feel in my body that I was in the right place. I work with people one-on-one, and I’m also working with somebody who is a ‘hoarder’. I combine my old and new skills and everything in my body lights up.  Recently I was structuring a hoarding coaching program, and I went back to my old ways and I was going step number one, step number two… And everything in my body got tight. I started to get sick. This is not how I want to do things anymore.

It has little to do with what you do, how many plans you created. You’re going to attract the right clients when you start of let go, at least in my experience.

Now I’m going little by little, I take clients just as I see fit. If it feels good. Everything is still so new and I risk impulsively getting back to how I used to do things.

Michele

We can say that all this transformation started with breathwork?

Jennifer

Yeah. I mean, that was big, that was the thing that got me to the next point, all that breathing in Sedona in 2020. When there was nothing else to do, I did two or three retreats and it was unbelievable. And that’s why I fell in love with it and wanted to help other people. So yeah, it was so powerful. The girl I was working with, my first client, in the first three sessions she literally talked at the end about how she wanted to kill herself every time. And after 10 series, we were able to breathe together, and she now wants to teach others to do the same. She was a different person in just 10 sessions.

Michele

So, now you’re going to a new retreat?

Jennifer

Yeah, exactly. It’s like new doors opening for you, and new opportunities just coming in without even looking for them. I have no idea what’s on down. I can’t see it. But just follow the next little step. And I already can feel like it’s abundant. Like that’s not the issue.

The issue is in trusting what’s next. And it’s that my mind doesn’t need to be the one that manifests or intends it, that’s got me, and will get me into trouble. But, when it’s from my heart, my intuition, then it feels like it can’t fail.

Jennifer Hanzlick

Founder and owner of Clutter Trucker

Jennifer is the founder and owner of Clutter Trucker, a hoarding clean-out company based in Denver. She provides education and awareness on the topic of hoarding disorder. She was a featured speaker at Ted X Boulder. She shares what she has learned to inspire change for those who are suffering and helps others understand this complex mental illness. In recent years Jennifer started teaching breathwork.